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• Marc Bergevin reveals that he fired goaltending coach Stephane Waite after the second period of Tuesday’s game and did not consult Carey Price about the decision. “The day I decide to do that [consult players about a decision], it will mean I’m not the right guy for the job.” [TSN]
• How are some of the top 2020 NHL Draft picks panning out in 2021? [PHT]
• The Blue Jackets will welcome 25% capacity (4,536 fans) at Nationwide Arena beginning March 9. [1st Ohio Battery]
• Action is needed now by the Sabres to stop this runaway train of disaster. [Die by the Blade]
• Let Alvin Kamara play up front for the Predators:
I’m in Montana still. My fault….
— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) March 3, 2021
• Longtime minor leaguer Jordan Samuels-Thomas talks about being the only Black referee in the AHL. [Gulls]
• Reworking the CHL-NHL agreement to allow top prospects to get to the NHL earlier. [Dobber Hockey]
• On the role Twitch played in the NWHL gaining more fans during their 2021 season. [Skedline]